Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
21 & over
Two drink minimum
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Door Time:6:00 PM
Show Type:Stand Up
Restrictions:21 & over Two drink minimum
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents DC Malone.
November 8th and 9th
Show time 7:30 PM
D.C. was born in Eugene, Oregon, the son of a jazz drummer mortician. He lived in a mortuary till he was 13 years old. "That tends to hone your comedy skills right off the bat" says D.C. Originally a drummer like his father he started playing guitar at age 10. Raised on jazz, blues, and folk music his life changed radically when he heard his first comedy album. "My grandmother gave me an Allen Sherman record when I was a kid and I was hooked." After that he split his time between the Beatles and the Smothers Brothers.
Leaving home at 16, D.C. traveled to Toronto, Canada where he met his future partner and longtime friend Hampton Nootcheez. Although they began with aspirations of rock stardom, they both realized with time that they were much too cynical to be serious musicians. Nature took its course and a comedy team was born.
Hitchhiking over 40,000 miles in the early 70s and traveling extensively around Europe and the Orient, D.C. has gathered life experience that shows in his work. Whether expounding on the trails and tribulations of marriage and the complications of subsequent single life, or talking about his childhood, singing questionable camp songs, or maybe blasting into his blues classic "Upper Middle Class, White Ass Suburban, Just Moved to the Better Part o' Town Blues," D.C. Malone has put together an incredibly entertaining show filled with hilarious songs backed by expert guitar rhythm, phenomenal finger picking and stories directly inspired by his own fascinating life.
Everyone can find something they relate to in D.C.'s show. His ease and likeability on stage makes you feel like your watching a friend.
In D.C.'s own words, "Hey, comedy for you, therapy for me," and it is good comedy.
Besides comedy clubs, casinos, concerts, and corporate bookings, D.C. is spending a great deal of time overseas entertaining our troops. (The Orient, Europe and most recently Iraq and Kuwait) It's a great feeling hearing them laugh, they're a wonderful audience.
Over the years, David has had the good fortune of writing monologue material for both Bill Mahar on "ABC's Politically Incorrect" and Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night". David has done a ton of radio fill-in for the Cumulus Broadcasting stations in Grand Rapids, MI...97 WLAV FM and has also become a regular guest host on the nationally-syndicated "Bob and Tom Show" out of Indianapolis.
Owen Benjamin started his comedy career in music. Growing up with an opera singer father, Owen
has played classical piano since childhood. Owen was a regular on MTV’s PUNK’D, and has appeared on E!’s CHELSEA LATELY and Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM.
Owen feature credits include I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY and THE HOUSE BUNNY and he
can soon be seen in ALL’S FAIRE IN LOVE with Christina Ricci and BORN TO BE A STAR with Nick Swardson. He has done stand up at the Aspen Comedy Festival and clubs and colleges across America.
Owen has opened for Nick Swardson, Anthony Clark, Dave Attell, and Taylor Hicks. His unique blend of music and comedy makes his show a must-see.
You’ve seen Judy Tenuta appear in shows from “The Vagina Monologues” to “Menopause the Musical.” Her stand-up specials have aired on Showtime, HBO, and Lifetime. Judy was featured as the national spokesperson for a series of Diet Dr. Pepper commercials.
The self-described “Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite Of The Accordion” has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular television shows as “The View,” “Late Night With David Letterman,” “Larry King Live,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and “Comics Unleashed.”
Judy is a two-time Grammy Award Nominee. Her comedy albums include “Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians! ,” and “In Goddess We Trust,” Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards.
Ms. Tenuta has starred in two independent films, “Going Down In La-La Land” and “Gibsonberg.” You’ve also seen her on “General Hospital,” “Corey In The House,” and alongside Hillary Duff in “Material Girls.”
With his unmistakable accent and his hilarious yet endearing delivery, Comedian Rocky Laporte is becoming more well-known by the day. His performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” brought him a standing ovation, and he’s been featured on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which is currently running on Comedy Central.
Rocky’s opened for the likes of, Louie Anderson, Garry Shandling, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers just to name a few. Hes done an enormous amount of charity work also. For St Jude’s for Children, N.F.L. Charities, Homeless shelters, cancer research and Police and Fire Dept fundraisers.